The Reds were drawn in Group D at the beginning of the month, along with Atalanta BC and FC Midtjylland, too.Here, we look at three sides of the team Jürgen Klopp will face in the first round of adequate competition.
This will be the first competitive meeting between Liverpool and Ajax since 1966, despite the two clubs have illustrious histories in the tournament. Ajax four times winners were awarded Champions League qualifying when the 2019-20 Eredivisie season was reduced due to COVID-19 pandemic. Under head coach Erik ten Hag, the side is looking to build on their 2018-19 campaign in the competition – where they reached the semifinals before being eliminated by Tottenham Hotspur. A number of key figures in the club on that memorable journey already been retired, but Dusan Tadic – who scored and delivered two assists away at Real Madrid – remains.
Champions League story Atalanta continues.
His first appearance in the competition last season saw progress to the quarterfinals.
It ended in anguish as the Paris Saint-Germain makes a comeback in injury time, but the team of the Serie A is determined to give it another chance.